The biggest and longest-running creativity and design festival in the southern hemisphere, Semi Permanent, returns to Carriageworks for its 20th anniversary event. With a program of keynote talks, panel discussion, workshops, exhibitions and retail pop-ups to be announced shortly, Semi Permanent is a place to inspire and be inspired, and where the most important person in the room is the one sitting next to you.

At Carriageworks from Wed 25 – Fri 27 May.

Tickets on sale through Semi Permanent

Mona Chalabi
Visual data journalist, London

Ta-ku
Musician, Perth, and artist, Melbourne

Sabine Marcelis
Furniture & object designer, Rotterdam

Jonathan Saunders
Furniture & textile designer, New York City

Yah-Leng Yu & Arthur Chin
Co-founders, Foreign Policy Design Group, Singapore

Richard Christiansen
Founder, Flamingo Estate & Chandelier Creative, Los Angles & New York City

Paul Cournet
Architect, OMA*AMO, Rotterdam

Gracie Otto, Krew Boylan & Jessica Carrera
Co-founders, Dollhouse Pictures, Australia/international

The Betoota Advocate
Satirical news publication, Australia

Bunyamin & Lamia Aydin
Creative directors, Les Benjamins, Istanbul & Dubai

Clemens Habicht
Filmmaker, illustrator & graphic designer, Paris

James J. Robinson
Photographer & filmmaker, Melbourne & Los Angeles

Hannah Tribe
Founder, Tribe Architects, Sydney

Kris Andrew Small
Graphic artist, Sydney

Balarinji
Aboriginal-owned design and strategy agency, Sydney

Damon Gameau
Documentary filmmaker, 2024, and co-founder, Regenerators, northern NSW

Serwah Attafuah
Multidisciplinary artist & musician, Sydney

Nick Thomm
Artist, Los Angeles

Mridula Amin
Photojournalist & reporter, Sydney

Jazlyn Fung & Tony Wong
Typographic designers, Melbourne

Sam Elsom
Founder, Sea Forest, Tasmania

As part of the 20th annual Semi Permanent Festival of Creativity & Design, we are pleased to present PERMANENT Art Book Fair. Taking place at arts venue Carriageworks, PERMANENT Art Book Fair is an opportunity to engage with and purchase publications from 30 of Australia’s most dynamic and innovative publishers, artists and designers. Although the talks program of the Semi Permanent festival is ticketed, PERMANENT Art Book Fair is free to attend open to the public across the three days of the festival, providing a unique platform in Sydney for the display and retail of books, magazines, journals, posters, art, merchandise and other artefacts.

Read our COVID-Safe Plan before your next visit.

Presented by Semi Permanent at Carriageworks.